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Jake Brock Presented Outstanding Accounting Award


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) student Jake Brock (London, KY) was the recipient of the Edward L. Hutton School of Business Outstanding Accounting Award on Monday, April 23rd, at UC’s annual Honors Day Convocation. Brock was also recognized for High Honor for maintaining a grade point average above 3.85.

Brock, the son of James and Rhonda Brock of London, will graduate with honors this spring, having maintained a 3.9 GPA. He has been named to the Dean’s List for six semesters and named to the President’s List three times. At the completion of his freshman year, Brock was inducted into and elected president of the national freshman honor society Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.

In the fall of his junior year Brock was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business and Administration and has served as the chapter’s vice president and current president.

Brock was inducted into the J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society, the University’s highest honor, at the spring 2011 Honor’s Day Convocation. He is also a member of Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religion and Theology. Brock has been called into Christian ministry and is currently serving as Director of Missions and Administrative Assistant for Laurel River Baptist Association.

In recognition of his academic achievement, Brock has received two academic scholarships from the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants: the Ernst and Young Scholarship in 2010, and the William J. Caldwell Scholarship in 2011. Additionally, Brock serves as captain of the UC PEAK accounting academic team.

While maintaining success in academics, Brock has been active in a variety of campus and community activities. He has been a member of the UC Chamber Choir, served as a staff writer and Religion Editor for the student newspaper The Patriot, participated with the 2011 and 2012 HSB Relay for Life team, and is an active member of the HSB Business Club. Brock has volunteered as a tutor in the UC Academic Resource Center, and has served as a STAR mentor with UC INSIGHTS program. In recognition of his service, Brock was the T.E. Mahan Medallion Recipient for Campus Leadership and Outstanding Service in April 2011.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.